Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has appointed Beth E. Goldman as Commissioner of the Department of Finance.
She will replace David Frankel, who is resigning at the end of September to become the executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.
Goldman currently serves as the General Counsel and Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Finance, where she has served for the past four years.
Before that, she was the Deputy Chief, Civil Division, of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she handled civil racketeering, national security, environmental and other cases on behalf of the federal government during her 15 years in that office.
“Beth has been instrumental in guiding important initiatives at the Finance Department,ˮ said Mayor Bloomberg.
“She has saved City taxpayers millions of dollars a year by helping craft reforms to the nonprofit renewal application process … and she has steered the agency through various systems overhauls. I have full confidence that Beth will continue the outstanding level of leadership provided by Commissioner Frankel and aid in ensuring a smooth transition to the next administration.”
The Department of Finance’s 1,700-person staff collects $30 billion in annual tax revenue, values the City’s 1.45 million oproperties, conducts tax audits to promote compliance and operates the public hearings on more than one million parking tickets each year.